Middle School Matters
MSM-219 Ratholes
Sep 15, 2012
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Presented in collaboration with the Association for Middle Level Education. Jokes You Can Use: Eileen Award: Scoopit: Twitter: Aaron Morris, Chris Billings Facebook: Google+: Lori Anderson, iTunes: eMail: Advisory: Old Man Toilet Paper Roll Faces http://twentytwowords.com/2012/09/10/17-bizarre-ugly-and-awesome-old-man-faces-made-out-of-toilet-paper-rolls/ Middle School Science Minute by Dave Bydlowski (k12science or davidbydlowski@mac.com) RABBITS IN THE CLASSROOM This podcast is based on the Question of the Month Column, from the Scope on Safety Section of the September 2012 issue of Science Scope magazine, a magazine for middle school science teachers, published by the National Science Teachers Association. It was written by Ken Roy. This month’s question deals with letting rabbits run free in the middle school classroom. Ken shares advice from the Humane Society of the United States and the American Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences. From the Twitterverse: Resources: Free Electoral Maps http://www.c-spanclassroom.org/Special-Offers.aspx 2012 Electoral Voting Map: Frequent updates. http://electoral-vote.com/ YouTube Launches "Star Search" for Teachers Starting today and running through October 1st, YouTube is looking to identify tenYouTube EDU Gurus. YouTube has partnered with Khan Academy to run this contest. The ten chosen finalists will receive $1,000 toward for video production equipment, attend a three day workshop with Khan academy staff, and have work featured on YouTube EDU. To enter you have to submit video samples and answer two short essay questions (responses limited to 200 words). http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/09/youtube-launches-star-search-for.html MemStash Stop forgetting. Start Remembering. Simply highlight any text you want to remember, and click the bookmark "Stash It". We'll email or SMS you 10 minutes, 24 hours, and 7 days later to make sure you memorize it. Optional: Push your notes automatically to your Evernote account. Save everything. Remember everything. http://memstash.co/ Vintage Book Posters http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/09/11/vintage-ads-for-libraries-and-reading/ Web Spotlight: David Byrne on How Music and Creativity Work Among the book’s most fascinating insights is a counterintuitive model for howcreativity works, from a chapter titled “Creation in Reverse” — a kind of reformulation of McLuhan’s famous aphorism “the medium is the message”into a somewhat less pedantic but no less purposeful “the medium shapes the message”: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/09/13/david-byrne-how-music-works/ Banned from school: http://www.worldsstrangest.com/mental-floss/10-things-public-schools-have-banned/ Events & Happenings:
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